An unexpected piece of advice from a former Pakistani star: "Rohit Sharma Can Come One Down With Virat Kohli At 4

West Indies completely outplayed the Indian cricket team, who lost the second ODI match in Barbados by six wickets. After winning the opening game of the series, the visitors elected to rest both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, but their batters were unable to perform on Saturday as India was all out for just 181. Salman Butt, a former Pakistan opener, believes that the Indian squad now lacks individuals who can ideally replace Rohit or Virat, and he had an intriguing solution to the issue. Butt stated that with Rohit and Kohli coming in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, India can experiment with the opening duo of Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan.Everyone was on their own because it was obvious that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma did not play. The couple's absence was felt. Previously, when key players like MS Dhoni and others took a break, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, or Yuvraj Singh would handle the batting in their place. But none of the present players have been successful in making a name for themselves in ODI cricket. They must resolve the issue prior to the World Cup, Butt stated on his YouTube channel."I think the way ODIs are played, if the new players aren't able to perform on a regular basis, maybe you can have Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill opening, and maybe Rohit Sharma can come one down with Virat Kohli at 4," the commentator suggested. Suryakumar and other players, such as KL Rahul, are then options. The output isn't the same when they come down because this team has 3–4 men that play in the opening position, he added.After an opening stand of 90 between Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill in the second ODI, West Indies seamer Romario Shepherd and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie each took three wickets as India lost.

Jul 30, 2023 5:02 PM